youve already advertised this site in other threads.
This is a discussion on Aircraft Carriers II within the World Armed Forces forums, part of the World Strategic Defence Area category; I have compiled a LOT of information and put it together in a site I am calling WWW.WORLDWIDEAIRCRAFTCARRIERS.COM that I ...
I have compiled a LOT of information and put it together in a site I am calling
that I felt a lot of folks on this forum might be interested in seeing.
It has all of the world's active carriers organized by country and class of ship...and most of the ones that are currently being built (I am adding the new Spanish Strategic Ship this evening).
It also includes all of the major, large-deck Amphibious ships.
Hope you enjoy it, and that it is informative for you. Let me know what you think.
youve already advertised this site in other threads.
Sorry if it offended you, that was not the intent. I honestly felt there were people here who would enjoy seeing it but who had not done so yet it and would be more likely to see it in its own thread.Originally Posted by MIGleader
I checked it out and it looks really nice! I should buy one of your books, the seem really good! I know GlobalSecurity had a small thing about Worldwide Carriers a while back, they were talking about that knew ROK Amphibious Assault Ship, which really looks like a carrier and seems like it could hold F-35s or harriers. New addition to your site possibly?Originally Posted by Jeff Head
you migh aswell ad the japanese ddh plans, since they obvioulsly can ahndle stols and vtols.
The ROK vessel is already on there. Click on the link to the Large-Deck Amphibs on the main page to the right under the banner. The Dokdo is listed there for South Korea.Originally Posted by DPRKUnderground
Thanks for the kind words and let me know what you think about the book!
Have they actually started construction? I am trying to add carriers that either already exist, or have started construction.Originally Posted by MIGleader
I do talk about the DDH on both the Osumi and the Dokdo pages though, and even have a pic of the artist conception.
I just added the new Spanish Strategic Carrier Project which started construction this year in May. It's on the main page now. Check it out.
i doubt the 2 navies would fight each other in the next few yrs and theres no point in calling china "red china" and "red chinese navy"
but gj on the aircraft carrier info, it was interesting
That's on the Rising Sea Dragon page. It is only meant as a comparison of the various classes and vessel types.Originally Posted by Big_Bad_Walrus
Thanks. I hope you find the pages informative and interesting. I put it together because I wanted myself a single place to go and compare all of the worlds carriers.Originally Posted by Big_Bad_Walrus
Have added the new INS Virkant (that's the 1st ADS they started building in pPril of this year), and the new Spanis Strateig Projection carrier that started this summer, to my www.worldwideaircraftcarriers.com siteOriginally Posted by DPRKUnderground
More and more nations are building carriers of one type or another it seems.
...and about getting one of my books...if you do, please let me know what you think.
I don't know about getting the BIG book with all of the books combined, b/c I don't have that much money, I mean I'm only a Freshman in HS! But I'll definitley try to find the books!Originally Posted by Jeff Head
No prob. The best places are Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BAMM, or Powells. I still look forward to hearing about what you think.Originally Posted by DPRKUnderground
Jeff..Did you know that the USN has decomissioned the USS Belleau Wood LHA-3. I was surprised..Here's an article from USN news stand..I also started a thread on this subject.
USS Belleau Wood Decommissioned After 27 Years of Service
Story Number: NNS051020-14
Release Date: 10/20/2005 2:54:00 PM
By Journalist Seaman Ryan Clement, Fleet Public Affairs Center Pacific
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy said farewell as USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) was decommissioned Oct. 13, the Navy’s 230th birthday, at Naval Station San Diego.
Belleau Wood served the Navy and the nation for 27 years and is the first of five Tarawa-class general amphibious assault ships to be decommissioned.
“The Belleau Wood has been the backbone of our amphibious group for nearly three decades,” said Rear Adm. Christopher C. Ames, commander, Amphibious Group 3, who was a guest speaker at the ceremony.
Belleau Wood is the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Its predecessor, Belleau Wood (CVL 24), was a carrier and served during World War II.
The name “Belleau Wood” originally comes from an historic World War I battle in France where Marines took over the Belleau woods, stopping the last major offensive of the war by the Germans. After the battle, the Germans respectfully referred to the Marines as “Teufelshunde,” or “Devil Dogs,” because of their fierceness in battle. The Devil Dogs were the official mascot of Belleau Wood.
The ship’s main mission was Marine transport. The ship has a well deck for deploying conventional and air cushioned landing craft, and a flight deck for launching a variety of helicopters and Harrier jump jets. Belleau Wood was capable of carrying a complete Marine battalion and landing them ashore by helicopter or amphibious craft.
Belleau Wood also received numerous awards in its 27 years of service. One of the most important awards came in 1997 when the ship earned its eighth consecutive Battle ‘E’ award. This was significant because it was the first ship in U.S. Pacific Fleet to do so.
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My guess is that they are making way for the Makin Island, the eigth Wasp class, and maintaining a force of twelve large-deck amphibs.Originally Posted by bd popeye
That's all I can figure. As with the Spruance class...I believe it a mistake to decom perfectly good, modern ships when they have years of service life left.
the coast guard currently uses the spruances aganst drug dealersOriginally Posted by Jeff Head